Vocal Technique and Development - Enrolment details

The Vocal Development Class includes vocal warm-ups, breathing and tuning exercises, and group songs.  Some members, if they wish, prepare short songs or bits of repertoire to perform to the class.  There is no pressure to engage in singing solos.

The Vocal Technique Class aims to train voices by improving breath control, vocal quality, tuning, rhythm and range extension through various breathing and vocal warm-ups, group songs and performance techniques.  This class provides the experience of singing a solo in a supportive environment. Various techniques are suggested which leads to improvement of the individual’s performance.

NB: To be able to enrol for Vocal Technique, you must have sung in a class taught by Alice Hyde. Otherwise, you are required to enrol for a minimum of one term in the Vocal Development Class.

Vocal Technique and Development – Spring term 2022

The Vocal Technique will be delivered in person at Arts Ed, room 110 this Spring 2022 (TBC).

Vocal Development classes will not run for the Spring term 2022 - please check for Summer 2022.

Both classes are open to those who sing in the various Addison Singers choirs and classes, as well as to those from outside.

Tutor: Alice Hyde

VENUES (tbc):

-Live Online via Zoom (Vocal Development ONLY - not running in Spring 2022)

For zoom, you will need: 1) Internet connection. 2) A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you do not have a computer. 3) Earphones/headphones/speakers.

-ArtsEd, room 110 (Vocal Technique ONLY):
Arts Educational Schools: Cone Ripman House, 14 Bath Rd, London W4 1LY (TBC)


Vocal Development Class - online via zoom (not running in Spring 2022)

Duration: 45 minutes, 10 weeks

Day & Time: Tuesdays 6.00 – 6.45pm

Membership subscription (term): £50

Ability: Mixed

This short Vocal Development class is suitable for people returning to singing, those who sing in a choir or aspire to join a choir and want some vocal practice first, as well as anyone wanting to learn good breathing techniques and warm up routines. This will also be useful e.g. for public speaking, teaching and for confidence building. The choice of group repertoire will be made within the group under the tutor's guidance. Maximum of 12 singers in the class online.

Vocal Technique Class - in person @ArtsEd

Duration:  1 hour 45 minutes, 10 weeks

Day and time: Mondays, 7.00 – 8.45 pm

Membership subscription (term): £95

Ability: Mixed

The repertoire covers classical, jazz and standard popular music by mutual arrangement with the Tutor. The class also offers sight-singing, and group singing.  The majority of the class is spent on singing solos and duets with constructive suggestions from which all the class members can benefit. Members also have the opportunity to get help with any piece of music they maybe having difficulty mastering from the Classical or Jazz Choir’s repertoire.  The class also attracts some keen amateurs who want to polish up a specific piece of music to sing in public.

Deadline/priority for enrolment in Vocal Technique class: those signed up in the Autumn term have priority for Spring and Summer terms, newcomers (known to Alice Hyde) are placed on a waiting list. 

Vocal Development Class (not running in Spring 2022)

First class: -
Time: 6.00pm-6.45pm
Cost: £50.00 
Place: online via Zoom
Half Term: -
Last class: -

Vocal Technique Class

First class: Monday 10 January 2022
Time: 7.00pm-8.45pm
Cost: £95.00
Place: ArtsEd (TBC)
Half Term: Monday 21 Feb 2022 (no class)
Last class: Monday 21 March 2022 (10 week course)

Vocal Development Class

First class: Monday 25 April 2022
Time: Mondays 6pm-6.45pm
Cost: £50.00 (TBC)
Place: ArtsEd
Half Term: w/c 30 May 2022 (NO REHEARSALS/CLASSES)
Last class:  Monday 11 July 2022 (10 weeks - see dates below)

Vocal Technique Class - (Deadline for enrolment: Friday 22 April 2022)

First class: Monday 25 April 2022
Time: Mondays 7pm-8.45pm
Cost: £95.00
Place: ArtsEd
Half Term: w/c 30 May (NO REHEARSALS/CLASSES)
Last class: Monday 11 July 2022 (10 weeks - see dates below)

1-Monday 25 April
Monday 2 May (NO REHEARSAL - bank holiday)
2-Monday 9 May
3-Monday 16 May
4-Monday 23 May
5-Monday 6 June
6-Monday 13 June
7-Monday 20 June
8-Monday 27 June
9-Monday 4 July
10-Monday 11 July - Vocal Technique Summer performance @Jazz Cafe (TBC)

Vocal Development Class

First class: Tuesday 14 September 2021
Time: 6.00pm-6.45pm
Cost: £50
Place: online via Zoom
Half Term: Tuesday 26 October 2021 - NO REHEARSALS/CLASSES
Last class: Tuesday 23 November 2021 (10 week course)

Vocal Technique Class

First class: Monday 13 September 2021
Time: 7pm-8.45pm
Cost: £95
Venue: Arts Ed, Room 110. (NOTE: CHANGE OF VENUE)
Arts Educational Schools: Cone Ripman House, 14 Bath Rd, London W4 1LY (https://artsed.co.uk/about-us/visiting-us/)
Transport: nearest tube Turnham Green (District Line). Bus: 94, 272
Half Term: Monday 25 October 2021 - NO REHEARSALS/CLASSES
Last class: Monday 22 November 2021 (10 week course)

PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE for enrolment: Friday 10 September 2021. See the ENROLMENT tab for details of the enrolment procedure. (DEADLINE APPLIES ONLY TO VOCAL TECHNIQUE CLASS)

Enrolment procedure for VOCAL TECHNIQUE ONLY:

In order to enrol in the Vocal Technique class, you must have sung in Vocal Technique or with Alice Hyde before. Singers who haven't are required to enrol for a minimum of one term in the Vocal Development class.

Teaching will be live for the Spring 2022 term and only one Vocal Technique class of 1 hour 45 minutes duration will be offered, maximum of 14 places in the class. 

Deadline for enrolment in Vocal Technique: Friday 10 September 2021.

Enrolment procedure for VOCAL DEVELOPMENT:

Vocal Development enrolment is on a first come, first served basis, for a maximum of 12 places for the class which will be taught online via Zoom. (this class will not run in Spring 2022)

For both Alice Hyde's classes, please contact the Membership Coordinator if you can't get a place because the class is full so the tutor knows there is demand for another class. Deadline for enrolment AUTUMN 2021 for Vocal Technique: Friday 10 September 2021

------ HOW TO ENROL -----

New members: Please enrol online before term starts by first registering here on the Addison Singers website, then purchase a Class membershipclick on Checkout and choose a payment method.

Existing members: Please login with your email address and/or reset your password, purchase your membership and select your payment method. Please note that your membership is not valid until payment is received through the Addison Singers bank account.

After the term has started, please contact us to ask about enrolling.

We do not offer concessionary rates currently but if you are on a low income and would like to request a discount, please apply to the Chair of The Addison Group of Singers directly (chairaddison@gmail.com) or via the membership Coordinator (addisonadmin@gmail.com). All requests are confidential.

Payment methods
You can pay by

  • bank transfer online (BACS) to CAF Bank Sort code 40-52-40, Account 00016259. Please put your last name, choir/class and term as the payee reference (eg SMITH OC VT SPR14). This is our preferred method of payment, it doesn't cost you or us anything.
  • cheque, please add your bank card number on the reverse of your cheque, made payable to The Addison Group of Singers.
  • credit/debit card. We are now able to offer a card payment option. A small fee is payable to cover the cost of the transaction. Please select Debit/Credit Card payment on the Checkout page and follow instructions. You will receive an email confirmation.

If a choir rehearsal has to be cancelled, for example, due to bad weather conditions, refunds will not be given, as we will try to arrange an alternative date. If a class has to be cancelled and cannot be rearranged, the fee will be refunded based on the number of cancelled sessions.

If a member does not take up a place or complete a term for any reason (other than the above) there is no entitlement to a refund. You can however opt to transfer your fee to the following term. If you wish to transfer to another choir or class you need to consult our Membership Coordinator, and any difference in the fee or subscription must be paid or be refunded. If you require a receipt for your postal enrolment, you will need to enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Gift Aid
If you are a taxpayer, current legislation allows us to reclaim basic rate income tax on your membership subscriptions (however not on CDs, class fees or tuition elements). When enrolling please read the Gift Aid declaration and tick the box if you are happy for us to do this. Remember to notify us if you no longer pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax equal to the tax we can reclaim on your donations.

Members website
Once you have enrolled in a choir or class, you will be eligible to access the Members' area on the AS website and added to the mailing list to receive e-mail information about choir activities, social and other events. An online resource only, you can access information sheets, publicity posters, the Newsletters, Committee Minutes, photos of concerts, additional trips and social events. This helps us reduce postal costs and speeds up communication about choir events. The Administrator will send you an email with an invitation to join and give you a pre-selected password that you can change to a more memorable version once you are logged in.

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